Pumpkin seeds

Category: Food



Introduction and description

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Pumpkin seeds are also called Pepita from the Mexican Spanish word: pepita de calabaza, "little seed of squash").

Pepitos, or pumpkin seeds, are the edible seed of a pumpkin or other cultivar of squash (genus Cucurbita). The seeds are typically rather flat and asymmetrically oval, and light green in color and may have a white outer hull. Some cultivars are hulless, and are grown only for their seed.

The seeds are nutrient-rich, with especially high content of protein, dietary fiber and numerous micronutrients. The word can refer either to the hulled kernel or unhulled whole seed, and most commonly refers to the roasted end product.


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